Apple announced that its "iOS in the Car" program has been rebranded "CarPlay" and that it will bring iOS into cars from Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo this week, with more automakers set to launch the service later this year.
Google will hold the first of three developer conferences for its Project Ara modular smartphone project in April and the company aims to have a working, commercial device in the market in 2015.
BARCELONA, Spain--Qualcomm is working with Google in the connected car market, though the chip giant is not yet ready to join Google's Open Automotive Alliance, according to a Qualcomm executive. The OAA, formed in January, is designed to bring Google's Android mobile operating system into connected cars.
BARCELONA, Spain--AT&T Mobility plans to expand its Digital Life home automation service into two new markets: business and healthcare. The action represents the carrier's efforts to expand the platform beyond its current market of individual home security and automation.
On the heels of Verizon Communications' close of its $130 billion purchase of Vodafone's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless, the company announced today that it is forming a new product development and management group that will be headed by Marni Walden, formerly the COO of Verizon Wireless.
T-Mobile US launched an eSIM, a new kind of SIM card that it says will eliminate roaming in the machine-to-machine market. Specifically, the carrier said the eSIM eliminates roaming for M2M communications in the United States and Canada by giving customers local data rates when devices travel to each country covered by the product.
According to a San Francisco Chronicle report, which cited unnamed sources, Apple has much larger ambitions for future growth, and two areas that it seems intent on exploring are the automotive realm and medical devices.
AT&T said it will work with cloud and computing giant IBM to developer machine-to-machine solutions for the Internet of Things, specifically for things like smart cities and utilities.
M2M enabler RACOWireless will work with AT&T Mobility to connect the auto makers A3 line of vehicles to LTE, making it the first M2M deal RACOWireless has inked with AT&T. The company also works with U.S. operators Sprint and T-Mobile US.
Mobile applications are largely confined to smartphones and tablets right now. However, over the next few years the expected proliferation of wearable computing devices such as watches, wristbands and headphones, as well as Internet-connected appliances, will spur a major surge in the amount of personal data people share via apps, according to a new report from research firm Gartner.